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Olympics Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the Olympics Memorial Site.

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ATLANTA - Maynard Jackson Jr., who took on Atlanta's establishment as the city's first black mayor and later helped plan for its role as host of the 1996 Olympics, died Monday in Washington. He was 65. Democratic Party officials confirmed the death, but did not release any details. He had had major heart surgery in 1992 after doctors found six arterial blockages. He was just 35 when he was elected Atlanta's first black mayor in 1973. With a booming voice and wide girth,...
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TORONTO (AP) - Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's opposition party, has died after a second cancer battle. He was 61. The New Democrat party issued a statement Monday morning, just weeks after a gaunt Layton held a news conference to announce he was fighting a second bout of cancer. The party said Layton died peacefully at 4:45 a.m. ET (0945 GMT) today at his Toronto home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Layton was at the height of his political career after the...
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Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday morning at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said. He learned of a cancerous cyst below his right knee after breaking his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. His leg was amputated last August. He made several public appearances since, including April 7 at an Oklahoma City...
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Walter Cronkite Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Walter Cronkite, the premier TV...

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Nodar Kumaritashvili Obituary (AP News)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A men's...

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Joe Frazier Obituary (AP News)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Frazier had to throw his...

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Luciano Pavarotti Obituary (AP News)

ROME (AP) - Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high...

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Don Haskins Obituary (AP News)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – The glow from Don Haskins'...

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Harmon Killebrew Obituary (AP News)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Harmon Killebrew, the...

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Dennis Weaver Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dennis Weaver, the slow-witted...

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Ronald Hebert Obituary (SUNHERALD)

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4...

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